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Relaxation = Torture

I swear, most people would give their right leg to have my summer. I get to take the entire summer off- work free. Everything is taken care of financially- for that, I can be so very grateful. I own my home (and car) so there are no payments to make there. I can loaf around and read all day, or watch Netflix or arrange my patio furniture on my deck (etc.) or do absolutely anything I want until August.

For most people, that’s called “winning the lottery”. But for me, a perfectionist-workaholic, it’s sheer torture! I live my life by deadlines and goals and am always “achieving something”. Anything less than that feels utterly lazy to me. Logistics aside, I am having a wonderful time in the chill zone.

I’ve registered for my new college- Indiana University East- for this fall where I’ll be working on a double bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I’m hoping to eventually be able to move to Arizona. (That’s later on down the road though.) As much as I’m drawn to both majors, I’ll wait until I’ve completed both before deciding to work towards a Master’s in Psychology or Criminology. it’ll be an interesting road nonetheless.

Josh is off to get us some authentic tacos and ceviche and we’ve decided to settle in for a night of intense gaming! I swear I’m having the best time of my life these days. No complaints.

water lillies

Bernheim Forest/ Water Lillies  [Van Gogh meets Monet]

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4 responses

  1. yvo

    Wow THat image is GORGEOUS!! It blows me away B!! the color, the reflections shapes and distortions with that bottom ripple of branches deepening color . . . WOW!!

    Relax. Be creative. You are still unpacking stress. It takes time to transition. Happy 4 U!!! xx

    May 31, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    • Thanks, Y. Glad you like it! I took this around the time I was dumped by my x-fiance. Rather than drown in pain, I went out and grabbed a round of fresh shots so that later, I could look back and see this- rather than “that”. (Worked like a charm. :0)

      May 31, 2014 at 8:39 pm

  2. Wow that is an interesting perspective! I’m in chill out mode at the moment, but whatever works for you 🙂 I know the joy that being busy and focused can be. Lovely pic by the way x

    June 2, 2014 at 6:15 am

    • Thanks Tom. :0) You raise a good point. I have razor-sharp focus during my school months, and that’s what I’m used to- I’m on auto-pilot. This is like flying with no pilot at all. If you’re that kind of adventurist, it’s a blast! But I like a rigid schedule nowadays. (Got all of that crazy stuff out of my system back in my 20’s…heheh.)

      June 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

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